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Simply put, a bridge like this will be utilized for crossing cattle, simply ranching operation access (such as ranchers and crossing equipment like cedar cutting machinery), allow for membership access by ATV/foot traffic and fire equipment. There is a very good possibility of completion in 2021.
It is highly unlikely that any membership vehicles (aside from ATVs) will be allowed due the fragility of the west lands. Currently, vehicles are prohibited from driving on the west side, except for the road to Steer Creek on the North end through McKelvey Forrest. So, this long standing policy would, in all likelihood, remain in effect.
This would greatly further our goal of getting cattle 99.99% off the river. To say that crossing cattle on a bridge is easy is disingenuous. However, it is doable and the ranchers and SRPG are committed to making this work with the necessary actions. The crossing on the Little Sandy is so severely damaged that cattle and ATV crossing is becoming almost impossible and certainly hazardous. It is time for it to be allowed to heal.